Tuesday 17 April 2012

17th April 2012

Unpleasant weather for the visit of David Hussell from the Longpoint observatory in Canada (the oldest of its kind in North America, David pictured left releasing a Wheatear), we were however lucky enough to ring 3 Wheatears, all males, 2 of which were of the Greenland race, that breed closer to his home than ours, plus a Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. The north westerlies with showers blew in good numbers of sea birds including lots of Gannets and Sandwich Terns, a few Common Terns, 4 Manx Shearwaters and very many auks.
(DB,JE+1,CJW) [318-20] photo JE

1 comment:

The Hairy Birder said...

Good to see a picture of David. I worked as a Migration Assistant at Long Point in Spring 1989, then as a Tree Swallow Assistant working for David during the summer and back as a Migration Assistant in the autumn. Happy Days! Cheers, Seumus